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diplomatic immunity Syllabification: dip·lo·mat·ic im·mu·ni·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈˌdipləˈmadik iˈmyo͞onədē/

Definition of diplomatic immunity in English:


The privilege of exemption from certain laws and taxes granted to diplomats by the country in which they are working.
Example sentences
  • Surely we as a country cannot be in a position whereby, based on a vote of a year or so ago, we would now deny the rights and privileges of diplomatic immunity to the court's judges, staff, and so forth.
  • However, Undersecretary of State Thomas R. Pickering overruled the Justice Department action, declaring that Anderson had a G - 2 visa which gave him diplomatic immunity.
  • Ostensibly they are diplomats and thus enjoy diplomatic immunity from prosecution in the countries to which they are accredited.
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